Mel Pu'u

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Birth date: 1-2-1961
Birth Place: Honolulu Hi.
Hometown: Makaha Hi.
Started Paddling: 1971 I paddled for Makaha Canoe Club in six-man canoes, in 1973 with Buffalo Keaulana’s three-man surfing canoe, in 1978 with my four-man surfing canoe, 1982 with Leroy Anchoy’s Stand-Up Big Board in Waikiki, in 1987 on One-Man canoes (rudder-less Tahitian canoes made for the World Sprints), till present date with modern equipment.
SUP Surfboard: Riviera 9'2" NUGG
SUP Race board:
SUP Paddle: Kialoa “Shaka Puu”
Other sports and hobbies: Swimming, Weight Training, Biking, Hydro-foil surfing, Tow-in surfing, One-man Canoe, Six-man Canoe, Paddle Board (prone), Long board, Short Board, Big Wave Surfing, Wind Surfing, Kite Surfing, Boxing, Grappling
Music – Contemporary, Rock, Reggae and Hawaiian.
Movie –
Food – “Sea Food”
Quote: “The ocean is my Teacher, my Refrigerator, my Play Ground, my Church and my place of Tranquility. ”
Sponsors: Riviera Paddle surf, Quiksilver U.S.A., Steinlager Beer, Monster Energy, Kialoa Paddles, Makana Alii Paddles, and Maui Jim Sun Glasses.

Career Accomplishments:

Won a few events here and there, nothing to write home about.

I have a really fun event that I host every year in Dec...  You should come and spend some time at the Makaha Beach with me and my family. The contest is a memorial for my good friend Leighton Look. The event is a 2-Day event consisting  of a Stand-Up Surfing competition and a 4-Man Canoe Surfing Surfing Comp, Open Class and 12'6" Class Stand-Up race as well as a 4-Man Canoe Race. There will be live music and a lot of fun at Makaha Beach!  

So Jim if you can call me when you have the time I'd like to talk to you about the contest.

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